March 19, 2010

Practicing Creativity with CardPatterns

I just finished making this card for the Card Patterns Sketch #55 using my new goodies from Practicing Creativity.  This card took way longer to finish than I was anticipating as I had too many fun options and colour combinations that I could use!

I picked out my all time favourite Cosmo Cricket paper (Early Bird) to go with my new favourite red ribbon (Practicing creativity) and started cutting and shaping that balloon to exactly the way I wanted it.  Then I worked everything else around my "masterpiece".  The scene is created using the rest of the Look Up set and the sentiment comes from the Everyday Button Bits set from PTI.  I love acrylic stamps for the fact that you can distort them to fit your layout.  Ideally I should have flipped the sketch so that the sentiment was on the left side and the word 'lift' would be at the top but not much can be done once the card is finished and I had already spent way too much time on it.

This card will be perfect for a friend of mine that is going through of a bit of a rough patch.  I think she just needs to be reminded that she has friends.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend.

Paper: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Blue Bayou, Early Bird dp (Cosmo)
Ink:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red
Accessories:  Red faux suede ruffle Ribbon (Practicing Creativity)
Stamps: Look Up (Practicing Creativity), Everyday Button Bits (PTI)


  1. LOVE this card!!! Your hot air ballon is amazing!!!

  2. This is a great card! Love all the colour combos and the intricate paper piecing. Great ribbon!

  3. this is so fantastic!! wow~ love the paper all works so well together...what a work of art...your friend is sure to know she has you in her corner with this one :)

  4. Love all that paper piecing! Such a bright cheerful card. Early Bird is my fave too :>)

  5. What a LOVELY card! Your paper piecing is fab!! I always forget to try paper piecing!! Yummy!!!

  6. What a fun card --LOVE your paper-pieced balloon!!

    Glad you could relate to my little story about my hubby and the card I shared on my blog. Thanks for stopping by and making me smile with your comments. ;)

  7. What a combo of stamp and rocked this creation!

  8. First, this card is amazing, and as a reader, I can really appreciate the time you spent making it. The paper piecing is perfect for this balloon and your choice of patterned papers really are grand for this scene! I wouldn't have thought about the sentiment, I guess only the creator really knows what was in her head that didn't make it to paper. Second, I think your friend will adore you for thinking of her enough to send this card to her. Lastly, thanks for your comments, I'm off to take a few minutes to check your latest creations out!

  9. What a gorgeous card, love the colours! I have those papers still sitting unused!!